Hartwick College lecture to focus on impact of aging


The Hartwick College Department of Nursing will present its 2019-20 O’Connor Chair Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in Anderson Theater at the Anderson Center for the Arts on the college campus.

According to a media release, the presentation will feature alumna Anna Song Beeber, who will speak on the topic of “The Social Impact of an Aging Society.” Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Beeber is an associate professor in the School of Nursing and a research fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a leader in gerontological nursing and health services research, who is devoted to improving the quality and safety of long-term care and enriching the quality of daily living for older adults residing in those settings, the release said.

The program will examine how society has been anticipating the aging of the baby boomer population, and the debate on its preparation for that population growth. Beeber will discuss the study and analysis of aging, outline existing racial and socioeconomic disparities and address current issues in social gerontology. She will also offer recommendations and answer questions on how individual attendees can address those challenges in their day-to-day work, the release said.

The lecture series, endowed by the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, brings speakers on health and nursing-related themes to the campus each spring and fall.

For more information on the O’Connor Chair Lecture, visit https://bit.ly/2VxpOpE or contact Geenen Bolton, coordinator of nursing opportunities at boltong@hartwick.edu or 607-431-4790.

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